The 1825 Inn: A New Season Begins

After a brief seasonal pause and  pretty harsh winter this year…hints of new life abound all around the Inn! Snow and ice managed to take a heavy toll on some of our old timers…the curly willow lost quite a few limbs and hollies succumbed to some leaf burn but refused to give in.  With  much needed care they are rallying and ready to put on their show.   Bird nest with three blue eggs

A stroll around the gardens have revealed peonies inching upward, primroses and tulips ready to bloom…hints of purple are all around as the violets have decided to put in an appearance, lilac buds are growing and the centaurea have spread more this year.  Delicate fern fronds are showing and starting to unfurl..lily of the valley pips are up and standing at attention.  A peek into the holly near the chicken coop revealed a welcome surprise..a new family of the feathered variety is about to make its appearance in the back garden!

The enclosed garden is getting a much needed Spring clean and is almost ready for planting all sorts of edibles (actually, the onion sets are in!)..the peat pots in the flats have been seeded and we certainly will be excited to see things bushing out, climbing bamboo stakes, and making homes in some unusual spaces and containers.

Speaking of unusual spaces and containers…if a stay at the Inn is in your future, be sure to make time to stroll the grounds and discover some of the ways we are having fun with  new and old plant friends.  

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